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Want to expand your sound? Add sonic depth with these echo, reverb, and delay pedals.

Buying Guide: Reverb, Echo, and Delay Effects

Delay, reverb and echo are some of the most essential effects in modern music. The quest to emulate the acoustics of certain rooms and spaces -- and to find a way to "jam with yourself" -- began with large and impractical tape machines, vibrating metal plates, and enormous echo chambers.

Today, musicians can tap into these classic effects with compact and efficient effects pedal stompboxes. This buying guide will help you get acquainted with the top spatial effects pedals zZounds offers. Whether you choose to go ultra-modern or vintage-inspired, all of these effects pedals will add depth and expression to your sound.

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Reverb and Echo Pedals
In the beginning, creating reliable echo and reverb effects was tricky. To create echo, a loop of analog tape was recorded and replayed through a reel-to-reel recorder, creating warm and richly textured echoes. Analog tape echo sounded great -- but was difficult to manipulate. Reverb was even trickier: to create reverberations, sound was fed through metal plates, tanks, and springs, and even humongous chambers and entire rooms.

Modern reverb and echo effects take inspiration from the classic sounds of these vintage effects, but come in a much smaller package. With ways to manipulate the amount, type, decay time, and tone of the processed sound, these reverb and echo effects pedals make it possible to create textures and soundscapes never before imagined -- while retaining the vintage warmth of analog technology.

Reverb and Echo: Classic Sounds
Dunlop EP101 Echoplex Preamp Pedal
or 4 payments of $30.00
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Catalinbread Belle Epoch EP-3 Tape Echo Recreation ...
or 4 payments of $50.00
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Boss RE-20 Space Echo Delay Pedal
or 6 payments of $41.50
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Why live in the past? As technology has advanced, so has the sonic potential of reverb and echo effects pedals. With modern features and controls, you can create blankets of sound never thought possible with only one guitar. Use these effects pedals to blend multiple reverbs, control the actual waveforms of the sound, or match your effect to the rhythm of your playing.

Reverb and Echo: Modern Sounds
Eventide Space Reverb Pedal
or 8 payments of $62.38
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EarthQuaker Devices Afterneath Reverb Pedal
or 4 payments of $56.25
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Walrus Audio Descent Reverb Octave Machine Pedal
or 6 payments of $49.84
Free 2-Day Shipping

Looking for the best reverb pedal under $100? Manufacturers can now create affordable reverb and echo effects pedals with just as much flexibility and sonic accuracy as the more expensive options. Try these budget-friendly delay and reverb effects pedals for under $100, and hear what you've been missing.

Reverb and Echo: Pedals Under $100
Behringer RV600 Reverb Machine Pedal
Play as You Pay on orders $59+
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Behringer DR400 Digital Stereo Reverb and Delay Pedal
Play as You Pay on orders $59+
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TC Electronic Hall Of Fame Mini Reverb Pedal
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$89.95
Save 40%
or 4 payments of $25.00
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Hotone VERB Digital Reverb Guitar Pedal
or 4 payments of $20.00
Free 2-Day Shipping
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Delay Pedals
Born from musicians' desire to jam with themselves, delay effects have become a must-have in a player's sonic arsenal. Capable of sounds both soothing and eerie, creating delay involves replicating the input audio signal a specified length of time after the original signal. Thus, a single note becomes a series of repeating beats, and a sparse sound becomes a densely layered one. When delay was first created, this was done by playing an audio signal or hand-made tape loop through a reel-to-reel recorder, which was then duplicated and played back a fixed length of time after the original sound utilizing the multiple tape heads contained in the machine. Engineers could vary the length of the sample recorded and speed of the loop to shape the effect.

With the advent of portable effects pedals, musicians can create their signature sounds without the heavy machinery. These pedals offer the vintage sound of analog tape machines -- with the ability to control the amount of delay, length of delay, speed of regeneration, and overall mix between the dry and wet signal.

Delay: Classic Sounds
Boss DD-3 Digital Delay Pedal
or 4 payments of $32.25
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MXR Carbon Copy M169 Analog Delay Pedal
or 4 payments of $37.50
Free 2-Day Shipping

The incorporation of microchips and computers into delay effects pedals has opened the door to greater sonic exploration. The ability to create multiple delays timed to the rhythm of your playing, and to trigger them manually or with your instrument, has allowed a single musician to be a one-man band. These advanced delay pedals offer unrivaled control over your sound. With multiple types of delays, multiple playback options, looping abilities, filters, and contour options, your sound has no limits.

Delay: Modern Sounds
Eventide TimeFactor Delay Pedal
Like New
$324.95
Save 34%
or 8 payments of $49.88
Free 2-Day Shipping
Boss DD-500 Digital Delay Pedal
or 6 payments of $49.84
Free 2-Day Shipping
Line 6 DL4 Delay Modeler Pedal
or 6 payments of $41.67
Free 2-Day Shipping

What's the best delay pedal under $100? If you are looking for a great delay effect without hurting your wallet, look no further. These pedals are packed with the same features found in their more expensive cousins, but at a price anyone can afford.

Delay: Pedals Under $100
Ibanez Analog Delay Mini Pedal
or 4 payments of $25.00
Free 2-Day Shipping
Mooer Ana Echo Analog Delay Pedal
or 4 payments of $22.00
Free 2-Day Shipping
TC Electronic Flashback Mini Delay Pedal
or 4 payments of $25.00
Free 2-Day Shipping
Electro-Harmonix Memory Toy Delay Pedal
or 4 payments of $22.25
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